Etiella moth


Etiella moth
/ɛtiˌɛlə ˈmɒθ/ (say etee.eluh 'moth)

noun
a seed-eating moth, Etiella behrii, native to Australia where it is widespread in all states except Tasmania; a pest of lucerne, field peas, lupins and vetch.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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